Personal Safety and Security

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Most crimes, whether burglary, assault, abuse, or rape, are crimes of opportunity. Criminals will look for the easiest target and circumstances that decrease their chances of getting caught. Whether protecting yourself, your children, or the elderly, your job is to make the crime more difficult and risky for the perpetrator.

Whether at home, work, in a car, or for children at school or daycare, it is important to be vigilant and aware of your surrounds at all times. The guides below were developed to educate the public about personal safety and security skills for adults, children, and the elderly.

Elder Abuse - Elder abuse is a growing problem but the good news is that help is available to the victims. This guide provides information about the different types of elder abuse and signs that abuse may be occurring.

Personal Safety and Security - By taking a few simple precautions, you can discourage those who commit crimes and reduce your chances of becoming a victim. This guide provides tips to help you avoid becoming a victim while at home, out and about, or at work.

Safety Skills for Children - As a parent or guardian, one of the best lessons you can teach your children is how protect themselves when faced with a threatening, dangerous, or uncomfortable situation. This guide provides information to help you teach your child how to protect themselves whether at school, play, home, or day care.